Vasyl Ellan-Blakytny

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Vasyl Ellan-Blakytny
Василь Эллан Блакитный.jpg
Born January 12, 1894
Kozel, Russian Empire
Died December 4, 1925 (age 31)
Kharkiv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Occupation poet, politician
Nationality Ukrainian
Period 1920-1933
Genre poetry, publicistic writing

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Vasyl Ellan-Blakytny (Ukrainian: Василь Еллан-Блакитний), born Vasyl Ellansky (Ukrainian: Василь Елланський) was a Ukrainian poet, journalist and politician.

Ellansky was a founder of the Borotbists party, since 1920 he had been a member of Central committee of the Ukrainian Communist Party; in 1923 he found a literary organization of Ukrainian revolutionary writers "Hart" (Ukrainian: Гарт which means hardening). As his literary debut he had published symbolist poetry; Blakytny as one of the first in Ukrainian literature had been writing proletarian poetry; among his works were also satirical feuilletons and political publicistic.

He died of a heart disease aged 31; in 1930s his works were considered as a manifestation of Ukrainian nationalism and became prohibited; the monument of him in Kharkiv was demolished.

Sources[edit]

  • Юрій Лавріненко. Розстріляне відродження: Антологія 1917–1933. — Київ: Смолоскип, 2004. (in Ukrainian)
  • Малий словник історії України / Відповідальний редактор Валерій Смолій. — К.: Либідь, 1997. (in Ukrainian)
  • Andrzej Chojnowski, Jan Bruski - "Ukraina", Warszawa 2006, ISBN 978-83-7436-039-5 (in Polish)